I was used to drap-and-drop the screenshots I wanted to add to my posts directly from the application I use to take them, but it is not anymore possible with the new dialog box.


I can only drag the image to the dialog box once I dropped it on the desktop.

I am using Google Chrome 24.0.1312.57 on Mac OS X 10.8.2.
It doesn't seem a problem with the broswer, since dragging the image from the screenshot application to the address bar of Google Chrome works, and I am able to see the image from the browser.

This is only a problem with Google Chrome. I tried with Safari 6.0.2 running on the same computer, and drag-and-drop works.

  • I was going to complain about the very same thing. Dragging to Choose File used to work, now it doesn't. – Martijn Pieters Feb 22 '13 at 18:11
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    Well, I personally would like to voice my complaint about the "No file chosen" text not being vertically centered. – animuson Feb 22 '13 at 18:13
  • I would like to see the ability to directly copy & paste images like discourse.org has – Pekka Feb 22 '13 at 18:17
  • @Pekka웃 - You can copy and paste with Chrome. – Oded Feb 22 '13 at 18:19
  • @Oded wow, indeed! Coool. – Pekka Feb 22 '13 at 18:21
  • @Pekka웃 - Why, thank you ;) – Oded Feb 22 '13 at 18:22
  • @Oded do we have you to thank for that? Nice. Is this new? It would deserve a meta announcement IMO – Pekka Feb 22 '13 at 18:24
  • @Pekka웃 - Jeremy came up with the requirement, the implementation is mine. Didn't implement paste in other browsers as it is would involve a few nasty hacks. The paste and drag/drop are new. – Oded Feb 22 '13 at 18:25
  • @animuson - Noted. – Oded Feb 22 '13 at 18:27
  • @MartijnPieters - You can drop anywhere in the dialog. – Oded Feb 22 '13 at 18:27
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    @Oded: except that it doesn't work. I use Skitch to make screenshots, which has a drag area. I used to be able to drag that and drop it on the Choose File button in Chrome. Now the drop always fails, anywhere in that dialog box (including the file button). – Martijn Pieters Feb 22 '13 at 18:35
  • @MartijnPieters - Something for me to test for then. Will try to fit it early next week. – Oded Feb 22 '13 at 18:36
  • @Oded: Thanks, much appreciated. – Martijn Pieters Feb 22 '13 at 18:43
  • @Oded: The paste option is a good work-around for now, actually, that works fine for Skitch. – Martijn Pieters Feb 22 '13 at 18:45
  • @MartijnPieters That is what I do as well. – kiamlaluno Feb 22 '13 at 18:45

Seeing as this is only affecting a small number of users and that there is an easy work around (use paste) and we will not be fixing this bug.

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